[bittorrent] Use of reserved bits in bt handshake

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 11:20:01 EDT 2005


On 7/21/05, Justin Cormack <justin at street-vision.com> wrote:
> Unless I have an obscure bug corrupting these bits it looks like
> compatibility is dead...

Why? 

> But you dont know if the other party accepts them or not, it will
> just disconnect if it doesnt and probably will never reconnect. So
> for compatibility you cant use them. Basically you cant make a
> backwards compatible client.

Why will it disconnect?



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